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South Dakota Business Colleges

18 Colleges
1,757 Yearly Graduations
$44,362 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$30,038 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

South Dakota ranked #49 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 1,757 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $11,090 per year to get their degree at a college in South Dakota, while out of state students will pay an average of $12,232 per year.

An estimated 69% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,509 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
385 Yearly Degrees
$9,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,459 students at USD in total, 7,103 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,741 are full-time. For undergraduates at USD, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at USD take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,533 a year. USD has a 4.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from USD with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
238 Yearly Degrees
$9,200 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Dakota State University is 11,405, of which 9,976 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,788 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at South Dakota State is 4.4 years.

Around 89% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

65% of South Dakota State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,374 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Dakota State is $37,900.

#3

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees
$7,470 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,330 students at Southeast Tech in total, 1,205 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Approximately 66% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,505 a year. Southeast Tech has a 8.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Southeast Tech is $34,200.

#4

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$6,862 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,217 students at LATI in total, 1,509 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

87% of LATI students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,065 a year. LATI has a 7.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from LATI is $34,100.

#5

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$19,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,354 undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, of which 1,182 are full-time, and there are 1,628 students altogether. It takes the average University of Sioux Falls undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

81% of University of Sioux Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,123 a year. University of Sioux Falls has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of Sioux Falls is $36,100.

#6

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$8,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Northern State University is 3,431, of which 2,968 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,149 are full-time. It takes the average NSU undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

About 79% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at NSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,286 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from NSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$8,672 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,608 students at BHSU in total, 3,413 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,794 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at BHSU is 4.6 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 33% are men and 67% are women.

Approximately 65% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,878 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from BHSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees
$35,884 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,735 undergraduates at Augustana Sioux Falls, of which 1,665 are full-time, and there are 2,019 students altogether. It takes the average Augustana Sioux Falls undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 71%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

63% of Augustana Sioux Falls students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,647 a year. Augustana Sioux Falls has a 1.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Augustana Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees
$7,359 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,162 students at Mitchell Tech in total, 855 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 58% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,378 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Mitchell Tech is $37,000.

#10

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees
$9,536 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,186 students at Dakota State in total, 2,740 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,495 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 84%. Around 66% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Roughly 67% of students at Dakota State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,649 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota State is $33,300.

#11

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$29,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 933 students at Dakota Wesleyan University in total, 781 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 628 are full-time. It takes the average Dakota Wesleyan University undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 67% are men and 33% are women.

Roughly 98% of students at Dakota Wesleyan University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,616 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Dakota Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
47 Yearly Degrees
$2,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,222 undergraduates at Oglala Lakota College, of which 637 are full-time, and there are 1,251 students altogether. It takes the average Oglala Lakota College undergraduate about 5.5 years to complete their degree.

Students who graduate from Oglala Lakota College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $15,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$8,274 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 584 full-time undergraduates at Western Dakota Tech, and 1,324 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

64% of Western Dakota Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,940 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,700 during the early-career years.

#14

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$29,136 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,167 students at Mount Marty in total, 987 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 595 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Mount Marty is 4.2 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 61% of accepted students are men, and 39% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Mount Marty take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,546 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Mount Marty with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$3,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Sinte Gleska University is 438, of which 375 students are undergraduates and of those, 156 are full-time. Sinte Gleska University has a freshman retention rate of 100%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,200 during the early-career years.

#16

Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$21,375 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Presentation College is 625, of which 598 students are undergraduates and of those, 393 are full-time. It takes the average Presentation College undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Around 80% of accepted students are men, and 20% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at Presentation College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,063 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Presentation College is $35,600.

#17

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sisseton, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
7 Yearly Degrees
$4,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 125 students at Sisseton Wahpeton College in total, 65 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Sisseton Wahpeton College is $13,700.

#18

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$11,020 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 2,475, of which 2,146 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,701 are full-time. It takes the average SD Mines undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Around 86% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 74% are men and 26% are women.

55% of SD Mines students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,038 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SD Mines is $53,200.

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